Course title:
The Work of Jane Austen – The story of second chances … Persuasion
Tutor:
Margaret Mills
Course ID:
C2228501
Start date:
16/01/2022
End date:
16/01/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Sun 16 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 2
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 2
Date
Sun 16 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
1
Total number of classroom hours:
2
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
2
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£6.40 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

A course handout will be available on the Canvas learning platform, to reinforce points covered during the session. Course members can download this and read it after the session finishes.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

A course handout will be available on the Canvas learning platform, to reinforce points covered during the session. Course members can download this and read it after the session finishes.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
No prior reading of Persuasion is required to participate in this session, nor do you have to have watched/listened to any TV/film/stage or radio production of the book. No equipment is required: course members may wish to bring writing materials to make their own notes.
Course aim:
The course is for anyone who is interested in exploring the work of the well-loved novelist Jane Austen. We consider one of the two novels - Persuasion, (1818) - that were published posthumously, following her death in 1817.
Course description:
No prior reading of Persuasion is required to participate in this session, nor do you have to have watched any media adaptations. Persuasion was published posthumously in 1818. The work is gentle and poignant in style, but what is different is that the event around which the plot revolves happened some eight years before the book begins. The heroine, Anne Elliot, is an older heroine, who on the advice of a good friend rejected the marriage proposal of an honourable and good-natured young man, a naval officer. When circumstances again bring the naval officer within her orbit, the event is unsettling for both parties. With two brothers who were career naval officers, Jane Austen brings into this work her respect and and admiration for the work of the 'senior service', as well as her knowledge of sailors' working lives.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Summarise several important character traits demonstrated by at least two of the characters in the book.
2. Have an understanding of some of the possible influences that Jane Austen used when writing Persuasion.
3. Recall some of the opinions about the book from reviewers and/or members of the Austen family's social circle.
4. Discuss the importance of 'accomplishments' mentioned in the book and outlined during today's session.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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